Strategies

Lynx Constellation Program

The Lynx Constellation Program targets a high risk-adjusted return with low correlation to trend-following and traditional asset classes by employing machine learning models to identify both linear and non-linear relationships across a broadly diversified portfolio of markets.

Historical performance 2020-08-11

Daily return

-1.60%

Return month to date

-2.51%

Return year to date

-1.33%

Investing in funds is associated with risk. Past performance is no guarantee of future return. The numbers shown above should be read together with this clarifying note.

Strong performance – Models have been employed in the Lynx Program for many years and have generated solidly positive results

Diversified – Trades approximately 90 markets using signals generated by a diverse group of models spanning multiple timeframes and machine learning concepts

Adaptable and able to learn – Models employ machine learning techniques to learn and capitalize from complex linear and nonlinear relationships

Historical performance

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Investing in funds is associated with risk. Past performance is no guarantee of future return. The numbers shown above should be read together with this clarifying note.

Lynx Constellation

Total return

Average annual return

Sharpe ratio

Maximum drawdown

Standard deviation

Lynx Constellation

Total return

Average annual return

Sharpe ratio

Maximum drawdown

Standard deviation

Investment strategy

Lynx Constellation employs systematic models utilizing a range of machine learning techniques to forecast market prices. These forecasts are assigned dynamic weights based on their expected prediction accuracy and marginal contribution to the portfolio. An optimal portfolio is then constructed attempting to maximize risk-adjusted return while minimizing trading costs and correlations to traditional markets and trend-following strategies. The forecasting models are equipped to identify and exploit imbalances in the most liquid futures markets globally. Some of these imbalances are based on investor tendencies and behavioral biases such as herding, while others are based on repeating patterns of price action influenced by other markets and/or factors such as seasonality. As the models constantly adapt to – and learn from – new information, the market phenomenon exploited at any given time will change with the environment.

Risk management and risk considerations

Risk management in Lynx Constellation is based on three pillars: model-driven risk control, robust portfolio construction and a top-down risk limit framework. The models incorporate risk management elements into the signal generation process, increasing or decreasing risk based on size constraints and volatility. During the portfolio construction process, the optimizer considers volatility and correlation between markets when determining position sizes and total portfolio risk. Finally, we utilize a risk limit framework on a market and portfolio level, employing three separate models in parallel based on Value at Risk to measure market risk over different time frames; the model stating the highest measure at any given time is used to limit risk. Investing in funds is associated with risk. Past performance is no guarantee of future return. The value of the capital invested in the fund may increase or decrease and investors cannot be certain of recovering all of their invested capital.

How to invest

The Lynx Constellation managed accounts or offshore vehicles are intended for institutional investors. If you want more information or want to to discuss a solution that may suit your needs please contact our investor relations team.

Approach

Rigor and innovation are key to developing our systematic models that are tasked to analyze and act on vast amounts of information.